Fun things to do in B.C. – May 2013

Photo credit: Samantha DeWitt (public domain)

Photo credit: Samantha DeWitt (public domain)

Summer is not officially here yet, but the warm weather is inviting us to get out of the house and start having fun. Festivals, shows, concerts, fairs, races and rodeos are all waiting for visitors!

Below, you can check out some of the most interesting things to do in British Columbia for the month of May. There are also many farmer’s markets that are open. Many towns have May Days events, for the Victoria Day long week-end.

If you know of any other exciting events in B.C. that are not on this list, please share them with us in the comment section.

Feast Tofino
Where: 660 Ocean Park Drive, Tofino
When: May 1st – May 31st

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival
Where: Kelowna
When: May 3rd – May 12th

Fossil Tours
Where: Courtenay Museum, Courtenay
When: every Saturday in May

Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival
Where: Invermere
When: May 6th – May 12th

Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair
Where: Lynn Valley Main Library and Village, North Vancouver
When: May 10th

Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Fair
Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
When: May 10th – May 11th

Great Canadian Craft Proudly Presents Spring Fling
Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: May 11th – May 12th

B.C. Open Gold Panning Championships & Family Fun Days
Where: Gold Panner Campground 423, Cherryville
When: May 16th – May 19th

Meadowlark Festival
Where: South Okanagan & Similkameen Valley, Penticton
When: May 16th – May 20th

18th Annual Maple Bay Marina Wooden Boat Festival
Where: 6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay
When: May 17th – May 19th

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
Where: 6050A 176 St, Surrey
When: May 17th – May 20th

Comox Valley Highland Games
Where: Lewis Park, 489 Old Island Hwy, Courtenay
When: May 18th

150th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival
Where:Topaz Park, Victoria
When: May 18th – May 19th

26th Annual Denman Island Pottery Studio Tour
Where: 1069 North West Rd, Denman Island
When: May 18th – May 19th

Fort Rodd Hill – Annual Military Historic Encampment
Where: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria
When: May 18th – May 19th

Art & Bloom Festival
Where: Woodland Gardens, 6183 Whittaker Rd, Courtenay
When: May 18th – May 20th

Falkland Stampede
Where: Falkland Stampede Grounds, Hwy 97, Falkland
When: May 18th – May20th

Barkerville Rush Relay
Where: Quesnel Recreation Centre, 500 Northstar Rd, Quesnel
When: May 19th

Carrie Underwood Concert
Where: Dawson Creek;  Abbotsford
When: May 20th; May 23rd

Uno Fest: Canada’s Singular Live Theatre Event
Where: Metro Studio & Intrepid Theatre Club, Victoria
When: May 22nd – June 1st

10th Annual Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival 
Where: Okanagan Lake Park, Penticton
When: May 23rd – May 25th

Surrey Children’s Festival
Where: Surrey Arts Centre & Bear Creek Park, 13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey
When: May 23rd – May 25th

Vancouver International Tequila Expo
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
When: May 24th

19th Annual Painters at Painter’s
Where: 1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River
When: May 24th – May 26th

10th Annual Every WOMAN Conference
Where: Whistler
When: May 24th – May 26th

EAT! Vancouver, Food & Cooking Festival
Where: 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
When: May 24th – May 26th

Shuswap Lake International Writers’ Festival
Where: The Prestige Harbourfront Resort & Convention, Salmon Arm
When: May 24th – May 26th

Lund Shellfish Festival
Where: 4760 Joyce Ave, Powell River
When: May 24th – May 26th

Island Children’s Festival
Where: 5575 West Saanich Rd, Victoria
When: May 25th

Annual European Festival (Eurofest)
Where: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
When: May 25th – May 26th

Richmond Carvers Wood Carving Show
Where: Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
When: May 25th – May 26th

Quesnel Gold Show
Where: 100 Campus Way, Quesnel
When: May 25th – May 26th

Swiftsure International 2013 Yacht Race
Where: Inner Harbour, Victoria
When: May 25th – May 27th

Maplewood Farm’s Sheep Fair
Where: Maplewood Farm, 405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver
When: May 26th

Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Where: Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver
When: May 27th – June 2nd

HSBC City of Bhangra Festival
Where: Vancouver, Surrey
When: May 30th – June 8th

Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Where: 1441 Cartwright St, Vancouver
When: May 31st – June 8th

2 thoughts on “Fun things to do in B.C. – May 2013

  1. The Night Markets in Chinatown and Richmond open next Friday at 7 pm. Lots of great street food and priced-to-go goodies!

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